Over the past few months, WhatsApp has been releasing updates for the app. The chat platform now supports video calls with 32 people as well as polls in chat. However, it appears that WhatsApp is not done with releasing interesting updates. According to WABeta, a couple of new features are in the making. The report claims that WhatsApp is working on voice status, separate calls tab for desktop and WhatsApp chat.
Voice status updates
WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow users to post a voice note on their status. The company is working on this feature for the iOS beta. The screenshot below shows that users will be able to post voice note status but it will only be 30 seconds long. Also, the user can choose to post a text alongside the voice note. When you enter your status page, you will see a microphone icon. If this icon is there, then you can post a voice status. Otherwise, you will send a text via a status update as usual.
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Just like text, voice status will also be end-to-end encrypted. The voice status will only be seen by those you want to. You can select who you want to see your status in the privacy settings.
WhatsApp chat for Windows
For desktop users, WhatsApp is working on a new feature for conversation. The company is working on a dedicated and verified chat platform for conversation. On this chat, users will get good tips, and get info about new features. However, users have an option. If you do not need the chat, you can ban or mute the chat.
On desktop, WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow users to see their call history. They can get this information by opening the call card.
When will these features be ready?
According to reports, the Calls Tab feature is already rolling out to beta testers on Windows 220.127.116.11.0. As for the WhatsApp chat on desktop and Voice status, there are still in development. Thus, it may take some time for this feature to roll out.